The supernatural horror series starring Thurman and Tony Goldwyn is a reminiscent of another slow-moving, bloated and boring Netflix series starring an Oscar-nominated actress -- Naomi Watts' Gypsy. That's according to Indiewire's Ben Travers, who says Chambers "wastes a few talented performers as well as a great opportunity to blend naturalistic storytelling and a supernatural story by dragging things out way beyond their means. Worse still, it doesn’t commit to being fun, serious, pulpy, crazy, or otherwise engrossing — it plays things safe, even when it wants you to think it’s daring." Travers adds: Chambers is the kind of show that feels like someone came up with the ending first and then worked backward to flesh out 10 hours of buildup. That method can work, but not when no one knows what kind of show they’re making. At first, it feels like Chambers wants to be a straight-up horror drama, but the series takes too long to get to anything spooky and then proves uninterested in actually frightening anyone. OK, so maybe it’s just a supernatural drama, eager to explore the living’s connection with the other side, or even earnestly acknowledging oft-ignored belief systems of indigenous Americans. But… no, that’s another missed opportunity, as Chambers keeps its characters’ heritage at arm’s length until it’s needed to justify some later twists."
TOPICS: Chambers, Netflix, Leah Rachel, Tony Goldwyn, Uma Thurman